I did not post for what feels like an eternity. Today, for the first time in days I am finally feeling human.
I have been feeling sick all past week. Nothing hurt horribly, but my mind refused to cooperate with me and think. I could not read, could not do much, could not even blog. So I just did the simplest king of knitting and slept as much as I could.
Thankfully, this meant lots of sock-knitting time, since socks are my favorite comfort knitting projects. This means I am close to solving my sock crisis.
Here are the results of my sock binge:
“Kit-Kat” Socks are now done!
They came out very nice and I love the easy rib pattern that gives me just enough stretch and at the same time lets me show off a very pretty yarn without any distractions. Unfortunately, I run out of yarn at the toes, so I had to use the best match I could find. The socks are very definitely fraternal, since the stripe pattern was reversed in the balls and I did not realize it until I was finished with one sock and past the heel of the other one.
I have thought about ripping one sock out and starting over, but was too lethargic to contemplate it for long.
I have also dug out a project started a long time ago “Positive Socks”. I bought the yarn, and loved it, and wanted it on my feet soon! What happened? I wanted to try an undulating, zig-zagging rib. It looked good, but not on my ample leg. So for months the sad started sock lingered in my WIPs. I did not want to give up an idea if the stitch pattern I like, but was unwilling to put any more time and effort into something I would not be able to wear. So last week I finally ripped our almost all I knit and started experimenting. In the end I choose a simple rib with one slim cable on the side of the long sock. I named this new pattern “Slightly Cabled”.
I loved this pattern so much, that in a spirit of knitting ADD I started knitting it using another yarn. The second pair of socks will be even longer! I am using Stroll Handpaint from Knit Picks. The name of the colorway is “Make Believe”, it is a magnificent mix of teal, purple and green.